Friday, July 15, 2022

My Spot (Feline Friday) and Friendly Fill-Ins


Feline Friday was started by Steve, The Burnt Food Dude, and i'm going to believe it's because he likes cats.

He has handed hosting duties off to Sandee, of Comedy Plus, and it's simple to join, just follow the link to Sandee's page for the rules and the code.

Link has informed me that my side of the bed, and my blanket, are his spot and i may not straighten it up any further as long as he is sleeping on it.


Friendly Fill-Ins are easy to do. There are four statements: the first two statements are provided by Ellen of 15AndMeowing, and the final two are offered by Lorianne The Menagerie Mom of Four-Legged Furballs. They try to make sure the statements will be fun to both answer and share. The linky will be posted at or about 12:00 AM on Friday. Please head over to one of their sites, link up, and share your thoughts!      

Here are this week's statements with my responses underlined:

1. A fun way to celebrate Christmas in July is _________.

2. My favorite summer activity is _________.

3. When I sleep, my dreams are _________.

4. _________ scare(s) me more than _________.

1. A fun way to celebrate Christmas in July is   plenty of Christmas music.

2. My favorite summer activity is   not shivering!

3. When I sleep, my dreams are   who knows? i don't remember them.

4. Storms  scare(s) me more than   just about anything else, we've been through way too many and suffered so much damage.


Today is:

Be a Dork Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays, which encourages you to wear goofy clothes and fall off a swingset today and be proud of Dorkiness

Cigarette Warning Day -- anniversary of the 1968 law passed in the US that requires health warnings on cigarette packaging

Feast of Rowana/Rauni -- Druid/Cornish/Flemish (rowan tree goddess; date approximate)

Festival of Castor and Pullox -- Ancient Roman Calendar every five years (celebrated with a cavalry and chariot procession)

Festival of Santa Rosalia -- Palermo; Sicily (remembrance of the Patron saint of the city on the date, in 1624, when she stopped the plague)

Gentse Feesten -- Ghent, Belgium (a ten-day music and theatre festival)

Gorestnici -- Bulgaria (fire festival of 3 days duration, honoring the ancient belief that these are the 3 hottest days of the year)

Gummi Worm Day

Hakata Gion Yamagasa -- Kushida Shrine, Fukuoka, Japan (festival of floats, dates back to the 13th century, includes dousing teams carrying one-ton floats with water as they race!)

Hundadagar -- Icelandic tradition, the "dog days" of summer begin, through Aug. 23

Ides of July -- Ancient Roman Calendar

I Love Horses Day -- all over the web with no specific reason given, but do you need a reason to celebrate horses?

National Pet Fire Safety Day

National Tapioca Pudding Day

No-Hitter Day -- George Bradley of the St. Louis Brown Stockings pitched the first officially recognized no-hitter in MLB against the Hartford Dark Blues on this date in 1876

Petal-Hopping for Beginners Day -- Fairy Calendar

Pet Fire Safety Day -- make a plan to get yourself and your pets safely out of your home in case of a fire!

Respect Canada Day -- because Canada deserves it!

St. Bonaventure's Day (Patron against intestinal problems; of Bagnoregio, Italy; Cochiti Indian Pueblo; St. Bonaventure University, New York)

St. Swithun's Day -- Saint Swithun's Society Annual Celebration in Toronto, ON, Canada; the weather prognostication associated with this saint says if it rains today, it will rain for the next 40 days (Patron against drought; of Stavenger, England; Winchester, England)

St. Vladimir of Kiev's Day (Patron of converts, parents of large families, reformed and penitant murderers; Russia; Ukranian Catholic Diocese of Stamford, Connecticut; Winnipeg, Manitoba)

Sultan's Birthday -- Brunei Darussalam

Birthdays Today

Tanner Maguire, 1998

Emily Roeske, 1991

Brian Austin Green, 1973

Beth Stern, 1972

Adam Savage, 1967

Irene Jacob, 1966

Forest Whitaker, 1961

Lolita Davidovich, 1961

Kim Alexis, 1960

William Aames, 1960

Terry O’Quinn, 1952

Jesse Ventura, 1951

Arianna Huffington, 1950

Richard Russo, 1949

Linda Ronstadt, 1946

Jan-Michael Vincent, 1944

Alex George Karras, 1935

Ken Kercheval, 1935

Julian Bream, 1933

Clive Cussler, 1931

Jacques Derrida, 1930

Mother Fraqnces Xavier Cabrini, 1850

Thomas Bulfinch, 1796

Clement Clarke Moore, 1779

Rembrandt Van Rijn, 1606

Debuting/Premiering Today:

MSNBC(Network), 1996

"One Life to Live"(TV), 1968

Today in History

Christian soldiers take the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem after the final assault of a difficult siege, 1099

John Ball, a leader in the Peasants' Revolt, is hanged, 1381

Alexei Chirikov sights land and sends men ashore in a longboat, making them the first Europeans to visit Alaska, 1741

The Rosetta Stone is found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta by French Captain Pierre-François Bouchard during Napoleon's Egyptian Campaign, 1799

Zebulon Pike begins an expedition from Fort Belle Fountaine to explore the west, 1806

Napoléon Bonaparte surrenders aboard HMS Bellerophon, 1815

A fire destroys the ancient Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls in Rome, 1823

Georgia becomes the last of the former Confederate states to be readmitted to the Union, 1870

The stratovolcano Mount Bandai, Japan, erupts killing approximately 500 people, 1888

In Seattle, Washington, William Boeing and George Conrad Westervelt incorporate Pacific Aero Products (later renamed Boeing), 1916

Eighteen Nobel laureates sign the Mainau Declaration against nuclear weapons, later co-signed by thirty-four others, 1955

AOL Time Warner disbands Netscape Communications Corporation; the Mozilla Foundation is established on the same day, 2003

Entire villages are burned to the ground and 40,000 people flee their homes in the Democratic Republic of Congo, 2010

An 8-year-old girl finds a pre-Viking-era sword in Vidostern lake, Sweden, and is jokingly proclaimed Queen of Sweden, 2018


  1. Link is related to Jazz.
    I am sorry that you have suffered a lot of storm damage. We have been mostly lucky as so many have not. That said two of the homes I have lived in have been struck by lightening and I was home alone both times. I do not like electrical storms.

  2. Lola has claimed the foot end of my bed, so I leave the bed unmade until she gets off it later in the day.

  3. Storms can be scary. I hope you've had your part of them for a long time to come.

  4. Link made me laugh heheh!

    I liked your replies I hate storms too although we don't get them as bad here

    Have a calmtastic weekend 👍

  5. Why do cats always look happy?

    God bless.

  6. Link knows the best spot to claim. Lol! A storm once blew off part of our roof and I will always remember how it happened. So, every time there is a storm, I prayed for God's protection on my roof.

  7. Link does not want to be disturbed. You don't disturb him either. I'm sure of that.

    Love your fill-ins. I love Christmas music, but by the time Christmas rolls around I've had my fill. They play nothing else around here.

    Yikes on the storms. I don't like storms either. They are most unsettling.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. Big hug, my friend. ♥

  8. Sweet Kitty photo ~ don't like storms either because of the damage they can do ~ be safe ~ Xo

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  9. Link says you know not to make the bed until he has finished with it.

  10. Tornado sirens scare me. I grew up on the East Coast, tornadoes were very rare. Now that I live in the Midwest, those sirens terrify me.

  11. Link says he's always right! Those were good answers, yes, storms are scary for us too.

  12. Link is so cute. He reminds me of my Brody. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I can see why you fear storms. XO

  13. We don't really have that many tornadoes just big storms.

    Cruisin Paul

  14. Our cat Lucy sees me coming and hops off the bed! I sure hope you do not have any bad storms! They are scary to be sure! xoxo

  15. Awwww....Link is beautiful. :)

  16. Link is such a cutie! And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! I'm like you and rarely remember my dreams, which I don't mind one bit. Have a wonderful week!


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